- Loyola of Chicago beats Bradley 74-72 Updated: Mar-07-14 12:15 am
- Blackhawks shuffle lines, beat Blue Jackets 6-1 Updated: Mar-06-14 11:39 pm
- Butler defeats DePaul 79-46 Updated: Mar-06-14 11:32 pm
- Hill paces Idaho to 79-76 win over Chicago State Updated: Mar-06-14 10:56 pm
- Mayors say big cities are driving US resurgence Updated: Mar-06-14 9:58 pm
- Penn State smothers Northwestern 59-32 Updated: Mar-06-14 9:53 pm
- Penn State smothers Northwestern 59-32 Updated: Mar-06-14 9:32 pm
- Fifth pension lawsuit filed by U of I employees Updated: Mar-06-14 6:59 pm
- Report: fewer Illinois kids lack health insurance Updated: Mar-06-14 6:16 pm
- GOP's Dillard getting help from labor-backed group Updated: Mar-06-14 5:47 pm
- Doolittle sparks no. 23 Iowa past Illinois 81-62 Updated: Mar-06-14 5:45 pm
- Illinois Urbana-Champaign adds sex change coverage Updated: Mar-06-14 5:41 pm
- Education Department looking into Swansea bullying Updated: Mar-06-14 5:40 pm
- GOP candidates for lieutenant governor to debate Updated: Mar-06-14 5:34 pm
- Illinois pledges $20.7M to keep brokerage in state Updated: Mar-06-14 5:29 pm
- Bears agree to 1-year deal with DE Scott Updated: Mar-06-14 5:06 pm
- 3 more counties to issue gay-marriage licenses Updated: Mar-06-14 4:53 pm
- Illinois universities warn of perils if budget cut Updated: Mar-06-14 4:26 pm
- Illinois unemployment rate 8.7 percent for January Updated: Mar-06-14 4:15 pm
- Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed Updated: Mar-06-14 3:28 pm
- Gang leader convicted of ordering hand-smashing Updated: Mar-06-14 3:25 pm
- Senate approves $1B less for spending number Updated: Mar-06-14 3:15 pm
- Cicero man accused of making false bomb threat Updated: Mar-06-14 2:41 pm
- Illinois governor's race showcases union fears Updated: Mar-06-14 1:51 pm
- Ill. victim who backed concealed carry gets permit Updated: Mar-06-14 1:19 pm
ST. LOUIS - Milton Doyle's 3-pointer with 1 second to play lifted Loyola of Chicago 74-72 over Bradley Thursday night for a first-round Missouri Valley Conference tournament win.
CHICAGO - Andrew Shaw stopped a long scoring drought. Jonathan Toews had another big game. The Chicago Blackhawks had 13 players with at least one point.
ROSEMONT, Illinois - Alex Barlow scored a career-high 19 points to lead Butler to a 79-46 victory over DePaul on Thursday night.
CHICAGO - Connor Hill paced Idaho with 27 points and hit two key free throws with seconds remaining in helping Idaho edge Chicago State 79-76 on Thursday night.
CHICAGO - Mayors of some of America's biggest cities said Thursday that cities, not Washington, D.C., are driving the country's economic growth.
EVANSTON, Illinois - Penn State coach Pat Chambers struggled to explain why his Nittany Lions have experienced success on the road during Big Ten play.
EVANSTON, Illinois - D.J. Newbill scored 12 points and Penn State's zone defense stifled Northwestern in the Nittany Lions' 59-32 Big Ten win Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A fifth lawsuit has been filed by state employees challenging Illinois' new pension law.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - While a child advocacy group's report shows that more Illinois kids now have health insurance, it also warns that health disparities related to income and race could intensify if there are program cuts to Medicaid and social services as the state faces a large dip in revenues next year.
CHICAGO - A union-backed group is spending more than $700,000 to promote state Sen. Kirk Dillard in the Republican primary for Illinois governor.
INDIANAPOLIS - Bethany Doolittle scored a career-high 26 points, hitting 10 of 14 shots, as fifth-seeded and 23rd-ranked Iowa defeat Illinois 81-62 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday.
URBANA, Illinois - University of Illinois trustees voted Thursday to add coverage for sex change operations and treatment to the health insurance plan used by many students at the flagship campus.
SWANSEA, Illinois - The U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Division is investigating allegations of racially motivated bullying at a southern Illinois school.
CHICAGO - The four Republican candidates for Illinois lieutenant governor were set to square off Thursday in their only televised debate ahead of the March 18 primary.
CHICAGO - Illinois is promising more than $20 million in performance-based incentives to an insurance brokerage company that was considering a move out of state.
LAKE FOREST, Illinois - The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with defensive end Trevor Scott.
CHICAGO - While many Illinois counties are waiting until the state's new same-sex marriage becomes law in June and others are waiting for legal advice, the list of counties that will start issuing the licenses immediately is growing.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois' public university presidents Thursday spelled out a doomsday scenario of cuts should the state's temporary tax increase expire as scheduled next January, a move they say would disproportionately affect the number of low-income students while others flee to schools outside the state.
CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate was 8.7 percent in January, down from the previous month's revised rate of 8.9 percent.
CHICAGO - Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
CHICAGO - A Latin Kings street-gang leader in Chicago has been convicted of ordering an enforcer to smash the hands of a subordinate with a hammer and other crimes.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Senate is predicting $1 billion less to spend in the state's upcoming budget year.
MAYWOOD, Illinois - A man has been arrested on charges that he made a false bomb threat at a suburban Chicago courthouse.
CHICAGO - When superrich Republican Bruce Rauner decided to run for governor of Illinois, it was clear this wouldn't be the kind of race the state was accustomed to. Rauner, who made his fortune as a venture capitalist, was new to campaigning and bragged of being beholden to no one. He came out swinging at entrenched special interests and "government union bosses" with an intensity not seen before.
ST. LOUIS - A southern Illinois retiree whose legal fight helped bring about an end to the state's last-in-the-nation ban on concealed carry has become among the state's first to get her permit to have a handgun in public.